Bahay na Bato
Bahay na Bato Open Art Gallery and Staycation, Luna is a unique and creative place to visit and stay in La Union, Philippines. It is an open art museum and gallery that showcases the works of local artists and craftsmen who use stones, pebbles, shells, wood, and other natural materials to create sculptures, paintings, furniture, and other artworks. The place also offers cozy and comfortable rooms for guests who want to experience a relaxing and artistic staycation.
The place is located in Barangay Nalvo Norte, Luna, a coastal town that is famous for its pebble beach and stone-picking industry. The place was founded by Dr. Edison Noble, a retired physician and art enthusiast who wanted to promote the local culture and talent of Luna. He bought the property in 2015 and transformed it into an open art gallery and museum with the help of his wife, Mrs. Purita Noble, and their son, Mr. Edison Noble Jr., who is also an artist.
The place features various artworks that are inspired by nature, history, religion, and Filipino culture. Some of the highlights are the giant stone hands that welcome the visitors at the entrance, the stone carvings of Philippine heroes and saints, the colorful murals of local scenes and landscapes, the stone furniture and fixtures that adorn the rooms and gardens, and the pebble mosaics that cover the walls and floors. The place also has a souvenir shop that sells stone crafts and other items made by the local artisans.
Bahay na Bato Open Art Gallery and Staycation, Luna is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. The entrance fee is 50 pesos per person. The staycation rooms range from 1,500 to 3,000 pesos per night depending on the size and amenities.